We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Osteria Sali e Tabacchi

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Piazza San Rocco 3 | Frazione Maggiana, 23826 Mandello del Lario, Italy
+39 0341 733715
Website
Today
09:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Wed - Sun 09:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

198 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 28: English reviews
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This was one of our stops during or 20th wedding anniversary road trips. Best B&B and amazing food and hospitality! We are a couple homebrewers and looking for the next great tasting craft beer. In the middle of wine country. This place delivered! Our host we're amazing we had terrifying drive and did not want to attempt drive once we... More 

Helpful?
Thank Teqnik10 D
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious food with wonderful owners. We had the best meal of our weeks stay in the Italian lakes at this gorgeous restaurant. We stayed at the b&b which is just as wonderful as the restaurant. Highly recommended food, service and surroundings - all at a very reasonable price too.

Helpful?
Thank Andrew C
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

During our stay in the B&B next door, run by the same owners, we went for dinner in this lovely Osteria. Normally we don't take 3 courses but this time we couldn't resist due to the quality of the dishes. They where served and prepared with love and care by the owners. We have visited lots of restaurants in Italy... More 

Helpful?
Thank Loerse
home
Level Contributor
155 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

When wandering around Italy we trust SlowFood guide. We weren't disappointed: quality of food in this small restaurant (30 seats + 4 only outdoor) was excellent: we tasted dishes with fish from the lake both as antipasti, primi piatti and secondi piatti. We were 4 but ordered 5 desserts, all incredibly tasty (budino al cioccolato, raspberry sorbetto, strawberries and vanilla... More 

Helpful?
Thank Francesco M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit to this lovely authentic restaurant. The quality of all the ingredients is faultless. Whether lunch or dinner I would highly recommend

Helpful?
Thank Miss Sarah H
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Hands down best food I've ever had in a restaurant. This is the true Italian experience and it simply cannot be missed. This restaurant should be the model for how to do something right. The food is crafted by hand every day and you can tell. They made the best ravioli I have ever tasted. Still dreaming of it... The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kate H
Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Very good local and traditional dishes, products and wine of high quality, nice and small place with nice staff.

Helpful?
Thank Michèle O
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was a highlight of our European trip. There are few restaurants that offer high quality, homemade food of this calibre. This coupled with exceptional service from hosts Gabriele and Guiliana make this the perfect restaurant for dinner with friends or a romantic dinner for two. I recommend the lasagne, tortellini and the panacotta. We were fortunate to also... More 

Helpful?
Thank Breezy K
Annapolis, Maryland
Level Contributor
62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Unbelievable fresh pasta, great wine. Wonderful flavors all around. A true authentic Italian restaurant - you wont see many tourists here!

Helpful?
Thank BetsyAK
Level Contributor
241 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Very good food. We had entries and Risotto al persico. Good wines and nice place. From there it is possible to go to Mandello del Lario HOME of the legendary MOTO GUZZI. max.

Helpful?
Thank Massimo B

Travellers who viewed Osteria Sali e Tabacchi also viewed

Mandello del Lario, Lake Como
Mandello del Lario, Lake Como
 
Mandello del Lario, Lake Como
Mandello del Lario, Lake Como
 
Mandello del Lario, Lake Como
Mandello del Lario, Lake Como
 

Been to Osteria Sali e Tabacchi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza San Rocco 3 | Frazione Maggiana, 23826 Mandello del Lario, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Mandello del Lario
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 733715

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Osteria Sali e Tabacchi and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Osteria Sali e Tabacchi staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?